Elders
Last updated on March 27, 2019

Office of Elder:


The Leadership at Roosevelt Community Church is made up of Biblical Elders who are recognized as meeting the qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-16.

  
  
Chuck Staley: Chairman
 
Chuck Staley has lived in the Antelope Valley since he moved here with his family when he was in the second grade. He attended college at UC Santa Barbara where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and six years later he received Master's of Science from California State University, Fresno. He is currently working as an engineer at Edwards Air Force Base. Although Chuck was raised in a Christian home and attended church nearly every week, it wasn't until a few years after college that he fully committed his life to Christ. He has preached through Paul's letters to the Ephesians and to the Philippians and now occasionally preaches selected Psalms (click here to listen).  He and his wife, Gina, were married in 1988 and have five children.

Dan Barnes: Vice Chairman/Secretary



Dan Barnes has been a member of Roosevelt Community Church since 1987, when he and his wife, Julie, moved to the Antelope Valley. It was his great joy to serve on the elder board from 1996 through 2015. Dan is a graduate of The Master’s University and teaches first grade at Esperanza Elementary in Palmdale. Julie and Dan enjoy visiting their three grown children and playing with their two grandchildren.  


Bryan Murphy: Pastor-Teacher
 
Bryan Murphy is the Pastor/Teacher of Roosevelt Community Church in Lancaster California. This is a ministry position that he has fulfilled since May 2000. He has a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Temple Baptist College, and has three earned degrees from The Master's Seminary including a Master's of Divinity, a Master's of Theology, and a Doctor of Theology in Old Testament studies. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at The Master's College in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program, and currently teaches at The Master's Seminary in the OT department. He has taught both overseas and here in the United States as a preacher, guest lecturer, or conference speaker.  Bryan lives in Lancaster with his wife Katherine and their two children, Liam and Madelyn.